Posted by: bescothealthcare | May 26, 2017

Skin autofluorescence (a marker for advanced glycation end products) and erectile dysfunction in diabetes.

From J Diabetes Complications. 2017 Jan;31(1):108-113. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2016.10.026. Epub 2016 Oct 29.

Read abstract here.

AIM:  “Although diabetes-related erectile dysfunction (ED) has many etiological factors, little is known about the putative pathophysiological role of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Skin autofluorescence is a noninvasive marker of AGEs. Recent studies have evidenced a relationship between skin autofluorescence and several complications of diabetes. We hypothesized that AGEs (assessed by skin autofluorescence) are associated with ED in diabetes patients.”

CONCLUSION:  “Skin autofluorescence is significantly associated with ED in diabetes, independently of classical confounding factors.”

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